Brett Windham

Brett Windham

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Brett Day Windham (born Cambridge, England, raised Providence, Rhode Island) is a multidisciplinary artist working with sculpture, painting, installation, and collage. She received a BA from Hampshire College and an MFA in Sculpture from RISD. Her work has been included in shows around the US, including 2017 exhibitions at The Barnes Foundation (Pennsylvania) and The Bristol Art Museum (Rhode Island). Other venues include Smack Mellon Brooklyn (New York), The Chace Center at the RISD Museum (Providence), Tompkins Projects West (Los Angeles), Cave (Detroit), Lu Magnus (NY), Brooklyn Fireproof (NY), Gallery Project (Ann Arbor), 808 Gallery (Boston), Samsøn Projects (Boston), University of Maine Museum of Art (Bangor), and RMCAD (Denver). Windham received a Dean’s fellowship at RISD, and was nominated for the Joan Mitchell MFA Grant that same year. Residencies she has attended include The Georgia Fee/ArtSlant Residency in 2015 (Paris, France), The Select Fair Residency in 2014 (Brooklyn, New York), The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio in 2013 (Norfolk, Virginia), TSKW in 2010 (Key West, Florida), Cascina Remondenca in 2009 (Chiaverano, Italy), and Penland in 2005 (Penland, North Carolina). Her work has been discussed in Hyperallergic, The New York Times, V Magazine, ArtBlog, Whitewall Magazine, Her Royal Majesty, The Newport Mercury and The Bangor Daily News.
 

For many years, Windham painted murals and sets as a day job in New York and LA. She was trained by Malcolm Hill, who was the on-staff muralist for Simon Doonan at Barney’s worldwide for a decade, and with his guidance, she went on to paint many backdrops for Bergdorf Goodman, and to fill commissions for many private spaces. Ms. Windham has since gone out on her own, completing many interior painting commissions, and during quarantine she's planned a mural for a small wall in her own own fixer-upper. So many of us are in our homes, looking for ways to beautify the walls we are now staring at around the clock! She is thrilled to share this skill with students from Yestermorrow from her home in Rhode Island, where she now lives with her family.

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